Welcome to the Canadian portal for information about wildland fire weather and smoke. From here you can access the BlueSky Canada smoke forecasts, fire weather forecasts, fire information, and the BlueSky Playground. The Weather Forecast Research Team at the University of British Columbia produces these research forecasts with support from multiple agencies. These tools and data serve professionals in the air quality, health & safety, emergency management, and science & research communities as well as the public. We are also a community of practice that advances policies, plans & organizations to address wildland fire and smoke issues.
High resolution, interactive forecasts of
hourly, daily average and daily maximum
concentrations of PM2.5 smoke particles
at ground level from wildfires.
Fire data acquisition, reconciliation and GIS database. Data streams with satellite hotspot detects and ground reports are available for browsing and downloading in multiple formats for use in modelling and forecasting systems.
Ad hoc, on-demand smoke modelling tool. Create emissions scenarios for prescribed burns and wildfires, then model and view the resulting smoke dispersion forecast.
Interactive, high-resolution Fire Weather Index forecasts using gridded numerical weather prediction data for use in wildfire models and wildfire incident command briefings.
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